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professedly

[pruh-fes-id-lee] /prəˈfɛs ɪd li/
adverb
1.
allegedly; pretendedly:
He is only professedly poor.
2.
avowedly; by open declaration:
She is professedly guilty of the crime.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; professed + -ly
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Examples for professedly
  • Blank verse and anapaests by no means exhaust the metres of these last volumes, though some of these are professedly experiments.
  • Several works have been written professedly for the purpose of facilitating the study of history.
  • It is professedly independent in everything, and open to free discussion.

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